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Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

5 Easy Steps to Turn Your Vision into Your Reality

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

As a small business owner, no doubt you have a vision for your business. To launch any new business endeavor takes vision, focus, determination, persistence, and a ton of perspiration.

The Art of Y: Yogurt Culture

Alex Schattner | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

Hamilton Colwell cooked up Maia yogurt back in 2007. It was designed to be an all-natural snack for his pregnant cousin. How did it transform into a business?

Google Takes the Mindfulness Revolution Downunder

Bianca Rothschild | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Bianca Rothschild

As humans we are peaceful and happy by nature, and mindfulness tools are proven techniques for us to learn to manage stress and bring more kindness and purpose into our lives, workplaces and the world around us.

How to View Your Competitors as Inspiration

Michelle Shemilt | Posted 08.16.2014 | Small Business
Michelle Shemilt

Leaders, innovators and creators change the world by inspiring and looking to the world around them for inspiration, not by putting down, wishing ill and trying to prevent improvement.

6 Misconceptions About Entrepreneurship You Need To Correct

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.16.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Misconceptions about entrepreneurship nearly outweigh the accurate perceptions -- and if you're going to run your own business, you need to ground your expectations in reality.

Exactly How to Get Started Using a Virtual Assistant

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Do you have tasks in your business that you don't necessarily need to be the one to do? As a mom who raises her kids during the day and works on her business during naps and after bedtime, my time is precious to me.

Fastest Way to Get Over a Big Mistake (Nudge, Nudge)

Lloyd Burnett | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Burnett

Next time you make a decision at work that you think is a "mistake," which you will, turn on some Elvis Presley and just sit back and wait for that mistake to turn into a shiny ball of delicious expansion for your soul.

4 Paid Traffic Options to Drive Visitors to Your Website

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

If you have an online business then you know how important it is to attract visitors that turn into leads and sales. Search engine optimization and inbound marketing is great for traffic generation, but the traffic isn't instant. If you are looking for immediate traffic that is highly targeted you should look into paid traffic.

The Art of Y: Wine in a Box?

Alex Schattner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

If you thought breaking into the energy drink market was tough, at least it doesn't have the regulatory hurdles placed on alcohol. Steffan Bankier and Jordan Gutman co-founded Public House, a premium boxed wine company, back in 2012 and it's been an exhilarating challenge ever since.

13 Essential Questions to Ask When Hiring a Web Design Company

William A. Beachy | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
William A. Beachy

Before you settle on a website development firm, make sure you know what you're getting into! I highly recommend asking an exhaustive list of questions to each firm you're considering working with.

Building a Culture and Teams for the Long Haul

Gabrey Means | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Gabrey Means

We work in an industry whose business model is built on human capital. Yet we continue to be amazed by the high turnover, layoffs and politics that plague most agencies.

A Warehouse Full Of Mannequins Led To A New Business Venture -- And Nearly A Million Dollars In Revenue

Posted 06.11.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

4 Dangers of Following Your Passion In Business and Life

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Think if 'follow your passion' was your mantra for life. Assume your passions are comics, sports and ice cream. You could literally watch Spiderman and Batman play each other in ping pong while eating a box of Dilly Bars all day.

Here's Why The FDA's New Cheesemaking Ban Is Terrible News For Artisans

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Taste

You might have to start stocking up (and saying goodbye) to your favorite cheeses...

5 Powerful Questions That Differentiate Your Small Business From the Competition

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Kim Pisolkar

If this is true for your business, you may wonder how you can possibly get ahead when hundreds of other businesses are offering the same exact services as you do, at similar (or lower) price points.

Why Your Positive Attitude Is Working Against You

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

You've heard it time and time again: have a positive mental attitude. No-one, and I mean no-one wants to hear your tales of woe. Right? Maybe.

8 Best Tips for Working With Graphic Designers

Ian Mills | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

From working extensively on both sides of the fence I have put together the following eight tips to help make the process a lot smoother and to give the client insight into how they can contribute to a successful outcome.

Learn This Couple's Formula For Partnering Post-Retirement

John Tarnoff | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Pat and Mary Sculley began working together as a team after they retired. What lessons can other potential couples learn from their career reinvention?

The Power of a Whisper: How to Cut Through the Noise and be HEARD on Social Media

Nika Stewart | Posted 08.09.2014 | Small Business
Nika Stewart

Many of the people whom you follow will click over to your profile to learn more about you. If your profile is compelling and interesting, you've grabbed their attention. They may click over to your website, or follow you back, or engage with you.

5 Things Customers May Not Tell You Before They Leave for Good

Dianna Booher | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

If you've never hired secret shoppers for yourself, here are some common messages they have to communicate to their clients. Are these same issues persuading your own customers to walk away without leaving clues?

10 Reasons Why Running My Business Today Is Different Than It Was 20 Years Ago

Gene Marks | Posted 08.09.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

In 1994 I had more hair and less weight. I was struggling with a new baby (and two more on the way) and all the other stress of being a young husband...

4 Ways to Make Massive Progress Toward Your Goals This Week

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.06.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

One of the best ways to make marked progress towards your goals is to schedule every moment of your week in advance, as in before you walk in the door to your office Monday morning.

Every Marketing Campaign Lives or Dies on this Foundation

Lee Traupel | Posted 08.06.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

A buyer persona is the go to foundation of all your outbound marketing activities. Think of this "exercise" as core marketing strategy, enabling your business to build out tactical go to marketing processes downstream that map to the needs of the profile you have developed.

The Joy of Constraints in Business

Michele Serro | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Michele Serro

Before starting Doorsteps, I was lucky enough to spend a handful of years leading the New York office of IDEO, a well-known design and innovation firm...